Announcing the return of the Turin-based exhibition dedicated to fans of historic cars and engines. FCA Heritage is taking centre stage at Automotoretrò.
The first show of the year dedicated to fans of vintage cars and engines opens its doors on Thursday 31 January. At the Lingotto Fiere Exhibition Centre in Turin, the 37th edition of Automotoretrò will take place alongside the tenth edition of Automotoracing.
FCA Heritage is participating in the high-profile Turin event with an exhibition dedicated to the Abarth brand’s 70th anniversary, showcasing some fine classic cars originating from the Scorpion’s partnership with other brands now belonging to the FCA Group.
The selection of historic cars presented at Automotoretrò tells the thrilling story of the synergies between the Scorpion and FCA’s other brands, a story that consolidated Abarth’s legendary status as a top name in international motorsport.
Among the exhibits on display to the public are three wonderful cars that are particularly worthy of admiration. A 1955 Alfa Romeo 750 Competizione, whose number derives from the in-house code of a long-secret project aimed at developing a Sports category car based on the Giulietta; a 1982 Lancia Rally 037; and above all a Fiat Nuova 500, tuned by Abarth in 1958 to beat numerous records on the Monza circuit. Also on show is the car with which Karl Abarth personally set the 100th record of the brand that bears his name, the Abarth 1000 Monoposto Record Classe G. The display is completed by a Pininfarina Spidereuropa, which has undergone major restoration and is now offered for sale within the “Reloaded by Creators” project.
Next to these priceless rarities, FCA is also exhibiting the new Abarth 595 Turismo and the Abarth 124 GT “70th Anniversary” to celebrate the company’s major milestone.
Abarth also dominates other areas of the show with the 2018 Abarth 124 Rally, the single-seater Abarth Formula 4 car in the "Scorpione 70" exhibition and the 1983 Lancia Trevi Bimotore, which is exhibited at the stand where the book “Giorgio Pianta, a life for racing” will be presented.
Automotoretrò follows the same winning formula adopted in previous years: enthusiasts and collectors will be able to lay their hands on the best competition and production models of the past, dating from different eras and coming from all over Europe. Among the more than 1200 exhibitors, there are also stands specialising in collectible scale models and original spare parts. Visitors can even attend conferences and book presentations and meet major personalities within the industry.